How much do Xbox Series X memory cards cost?
On the Best Buy website the product file with its official price has already been posted, showing that the 1 TB capacity card will cost $ 219.99, so we can understand that its price in Europe will be approximately 220 euros. This is an accessory with a really high price, especially if we compare it with the price of Xbox Series S, which costs only 80 euros more.
Why are they so expensive?
We are talking about a rather peculiar expansion card. Hidden inside is a custom Seagate PCI Express Gen 4 NVMe drive, which is capable of extremely fast read and write rates. This will allow the games to be loaded almost instantaneously, and will also allow us to move from one to another with total fluidity.
Hence the importance of having free space on the console. If you run out of space, the gaming experience will change completely, hence Microsoft offers the option of expanding this peculiar memory. 220 euros is quite a significant amount, but considering that we are talking about a 1 TB capacity, the price may not be entirely unreasonable.
You just have to take a look at the CFExpress cards that some cameras use, and whose price reaches very high figures, touching 800 euros in versions of 512 GB. Unfortunately, Seagate has not shared data related to read and write transfer speeds, so we will have to wait for this data in depth.
Can I still use USB 3.0 drives?
Yes, external USB drives will continue to be used in this new generation, but if you install games and content inside, you will not enjoy the extreme speed that games promise on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, so you will have to transfer them to the principal memory.